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Iraq: Coalition Attack on TV Station May Be Unlawful
New York, March 26: Iraqi TV may not be targeted solely because it is being used for propaganda purposes, Human Rights Watch said today. The U.S. military command in Qatar announced that on March 26, coalition forces attacked Iraq’s main TV station in Baghdad. The United States said that the attac...
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Struggle to defeat US-UK attack: LSSP declares solidarity with people of Iraq
The Island- March 27: Batty Weerkoon, General Secretary, LSSP on Tuesday declared its solidarity with the people of Iraq in their struggle to defeat the US-British attack. The LSSP said that the party supports their struggle to defeat the aggressors and invaders and drive them away out of Iraq. Th...
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Army prevented voters from exercising their franchise
by Chitra Weerarathne The Island- March 27:The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared that the Commissioner of Elections Dayananda Dissanayake and the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lt. General, L. P. Balagalle, violated the fundamental rights of five electors of the Batticaloa District, who, attempte...
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Govt prepares emergency budget to cope with impacts of war in Iraq
Bangkok, Mar 27 (TNA): The government has set aside an emergency reserve budget of Bt20 billion for use as a contingency fund to cope with possible impacts from the war in Iraq, or for foreign investment once the war ends, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak announced yesterday. Speaking af...
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Exclusive: Fierce Clashes Slow US/UK Forces Advance on the Capital
By -Naseer Al-Nahr - Arab News War Correspondent Baghdad, March 27: Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal warned yesterday that Saudi Arabia’s long-standing alliance with the United States may be damaged if the war against Iraq drags on or turns into a blood bath for Iraqi civilians. “I believe t...
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War far from over: Bush
Washington, (PTI), March 27: US president George W Bush has said the war in Iraq is far from over and the coalition forces are prepared for battle ahead. "We will stay on the path mile by mile all the way to Baghdad and all the to victory", he told troops at Mcdill Air Force Base in Flordia Wedne...
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Iraq says more than 350 civilians killed in war
Baghdad (Reuters), March 27: Iraqi Health Minister Umeed Midhat Mubarak said on Thursday that more than 350 Iraqi civilians had been killed since the United States and Britain launched a war to topple President Saddam Hussein one week ago. "Most of these martyrs and victims are children, women and...
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Iraq: Investigate civilian deaths
London, March 27: Amnesty International is calling for an immediate and impartial investigation into the deaths of civilians during the conflict in Iraq. According to reports, at least 15 Iraqi civilians were killed today and around 30 wounded when missiles hit a residential area in north Baghdad....
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Govt. blamed for killing of army informants by LTTE
By Kasun Yapa Karunaratne Daily Mirror - March 27: Media spokesman of the SLFP Mangala Samaraweera in a statement issued has expressed the party's strong concern over the failure of the UNF government to stop the killing of informants in the intelligence unit of the army by the LTTE under cover o...
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Bomb explosion in Myanmar capital kills one, three injured
By Aye Aye Win - Associated Press Writer Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), March 27: A bomb went off in front of a state telecommunications office in Myanmar's capital Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding three as the country marked Armed Forces Day. Another bomb, which did not have a deton...
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U.S. transforming ties with India with eye on future: Rocca
Washington, (IANS), March 27: The U.S. is continuing to transform its relationship with "rising global power" India with an eye on the future, says Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Christina Rocca. She was speaking at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations here Wedn...
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Al-Jazeera Launches Site In English
By Josef Federman Al-Jazeera went live early yesterday with its English-language Web site -- and the Qatar-based satellite network immediately assumed a posture likely to provoke Western readers. The site (english.aljazeera.net) has promised to offer a different perspective than those of Western...
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Iraqi missiles against Kuwait harden Kuwaitis resolve, says Kuwaiti
KUWAIT, March 25 (KUNA): Every Iraqi missile lobbed at Kuwait strengthens the resolve of Kuwaitis to stand together in the face of adversity, said on Tuesday Interior Minister Sheikh Muhammad Al-Sabah. As he visited a number of civil defense centers here in the capital city area, Farwania, and Al...
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PM:Govt not involve in closure of Iraqi embassy
Bangkok, Mar 25 (TNA): The government has not ordered the closure of the Iraqi Embassy to Thailand, as it has adhered to its neutral policy and wants the current war in Iraq to end as soon as possible, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA on Tuesday that the Thai gover...
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UN satisfied with drug war: PM
Bangkok, March 26: The government's war on drugs is progressing to the satisfaction of the United Nations and the UN Commission for Human Rights, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said yesterday. "At the end of the three-month campaign we plan to report the results to Burma, China, Laos and India,...
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Bush announces request for war funding
Washington, March 25 (Xinhuanet): President George W. Bush on Tuesday asked US Congress for 74.7 billion US dollars to fund the ongoing war with Iraq and the global war against terror. "Today I'm sending the Congress a wartime supplemental appropriations request of 74.7 billion dollars to fund nee...
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Saud Floats Iraq Peace Initiative
By - Javid Hassan, Arab News Staff Riyadh, March 26: The Kingdom has submitted a peace proposal to the US as part of its attempt to end the war in Iraq, according to Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal. Prince Saud was addressing a crowded press conference in the Foreign Ministry yesterday o...
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YellowTimes Shut Down for Telling the Truth
Firas Al-Atraqchi, Special to Arab News Somebody doesn’t like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn’t like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the reading p...
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Pentagon says 300 Iraqis may be dead after battle
Washington, (Reuters), March 26: Up to 300 Iraqis may have been killed on Tuesday when they attacked the U.S. Seventh Calvary near the town of Najaf, about 160 km south of Baghdad, the Pentagon said. "There was a ground engagement with the Seventh Cav. near An Najaf," a Pentagon official told rep...
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Sri Lanka says it is investigating attack on Chinese fishing boat
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), March 25: Sri Lankan authorities were talking to survivors of an attack on a Chinese fishing boat on Friday that left 17 people dead to find out if suspected Tamil Tiger rebels sank the vessel. A European mission monitoring the current cease-fire between the government...
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